August 17, 2021
Ayuda helped mitigate the unemployment shock in April last year but this dropped to just token amounts afterwards despite millions still being unemployed and in desperate need of assistance. Poor pandemic response just made things even worse.
August 11, 2021
The pandemic hit everyone, but the Philippines could have responded at least as well as other countries in the region.
August 3, 2021
The latest labor force survey (LFS) shows how far away the economy is from recovering without real fiscal stimulus. Job generation is hollow with a bloating informal sector and huge contraction in full-time work. These will worsen with the looming ECQ which will push millions of Filipinos into deeper economic distress.
July 22, 2021
July 3, 2021
Latest labor force figures show that millions of Filipinos are still struggling to find work or turning more and more to informal jobs and self-employment to survive. Substantial ayuda is urgently needed and Congress should hold a special session to ensure the immediate allocation and distribution of funds for emergency aid.
May 12, 2021
The first quarter 2021 economic performance is the clearest proof that government hype of employment surpassing pre-pandemic levels are hollow. The quality of work is deteriorating and the number of unemployed is higher compared to a year ago.
May 9, 2021
May 6, 2021
Latest labor force figures show that Filipinos are not regaining their jobs and incomes and, on the contrary, are desperately trying to make a living in whatever way they can.